Is the Sexiest Thing in the Entire World Being Really Smart? Ashton Kutcher Thinks So!
In a time where so much of the news – especially involving celebrities or teens – is negative, this story is so refreshing. I’ve honestly watched this speech from Ashton Kutcher several times this week and just love what he has to say. The speech was given at the Teen Choice Awards, so your kids may have already seen it – but it is worth watching again to talk to them about the main points. What did they hear him say? Do they agree or disagree and why?
There were two things that I loved:
1) Kutcher said that “opportunity looks a lot like hard work.” I can’t tell you how much I can relate to that statement. I’ve had several people over the years tell me that it “must be nice to be so lucky” – huh? Nothing in my life is about luck – it is about hard work. Ask anyone that has had success in life, business or school.
Have I had some amazing opportunities? Yes, of course, but they weren’t handed to me. I worked hard to get where I am and I’m continuing to challenge myself for future opportunities. Kutcher explained that he also worked hard as a kid – unlike some Hollywood stars, he wants kids to know if you want something in life – work at it.
2) Kutcher said “the sexiest thing in the world is being really smart. And thoughtful and being generous.” LOVE IT! You’ll hear droves of young girls screaming as Kutcher says the word “sexy” – but I think he got the point across. And being that I’ve always found myself on the “geeky” side of life, hey, I’m in total agreement! Seriously, though, he does a great job of telling kids that beauty is much more than what is on the surface – and again, this is a powerful statement coming from a celebrity.
The speech is short, but it is powerful. So take a minute and check it out – and I hope more celebrities and teen role-models can provide sound advice like this in the future.
What did you think? Was it a good speech or just another celebrity looking for attention?